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Beachesnbooks

Beachesnbooks

Joined September 2016

I read lots of different genres and love creative/unique stories. Reader, writer, INFJ. I'm @beachesnbooks on Instagram too. Beachesandbooks.com
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January TBR!

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My top 10 favorite reads of 2021! Hoping to discover more new favorites in 2022.

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Plain Bad Heroines | Emily Danforth
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All of the physical books I read in 2021! It was a rough year and books are what got me through it. Hoping for a better 2022! 📚

AmyG Wow. Yep, books got me through the year, too. 3w
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A Marvellous Light | Freya Marske
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Belated TBR for the #20in4 readathon this weekend! I've been stuck in the middle of a few books for awhile and could use some reading motivation, plus I'm staying in for New Years with so many people testing positive. Thanks for creating this @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, and hope it helps you finish the books. 3w
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My #botm for January! I've had this contemporary romance on my tbr for awhile. Also fun to see the reading challenge already reset for 2022!

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My #top21of21 ! I saw this tag going around and it's great seeing everyone's yearly favorites, so here are mine! I feel like I was lucky to read so many awesome books this year 😊

kspenmoll Lots of great books here! Love seeing everyone‘s choices- gives me so many to read! (edited) 1mo
Leftcoastzen Nice list! 1mo
batsy I've been meaning to read Sofia Samatar! 1mo
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Suet624 Great selection. 1mo
Centique Great list! I‘ve got a few of these on my TBR to look forward to 😍 1mo
BarbaraBB Wonderful list. Taking a screenshot 🥰 1mo
Cinfhen Excellent choices! A few I must get to in 2022😍 1mo
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My TBR for the end of the year! I'm really going to try to finish all 6 of these books by December 31st without my mood-reading tendencies getting in the way. 🤞🤞🤞

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The Stone Gods | Jeanette Winterson
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Belated November wrap-up! I finished 10 books last month:
🥇The Stone Gods
🥈The Heart Principle
🥉A Certain Appeal

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December #botm picks! Really intrigued by the Shea Ernshaw, and have heard good things about the TJR (i think there might be an adaptation in development?).

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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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Belated October Wrap-Up! 🎃 Finished 9 books total, including 2 great #botm picks. Enjoyed participating in Dewey's 24-hour readathon & picking up some fall reads
🥇The Love Hypothesis
🥈The Last Graduate
🥉Once There Were Wolves

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A Lesson in Vengeance | Victoria Lee
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October TBR! 🎃👻🧛🏼🧙‍♀️🔮🍂

BookNAround I‘m hoping to read We Ride Upon Sticks this month too. 3mo
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September reading wrap-up 🍂 I finished 10 books this month, including a bunch of great ones!
🥇A Deadly Education
🥈A Cathedral of Myth & Bone
🥉Half Truths, Walking in a Witchy Wonderland

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Half Truths | Claire Contreras
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September tbr! Want to get to a few eARCs and some fall vibes reads 🍂

MidnightBookGirl These all look great (well, I read The Last House on Needless Street already, but now I need more people to read it)! 4mo
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Portrait of a Scotsman | Evie Dunmore
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Both of my #botm picks were on my tbr/most anticipated releases of 2021 list, so I'm looking forward to picking them up! And since I finished the yearly challenge this month, socks included 🧦

EvieBee Yay! 🧦💕 5mo
robinb Can't wait to see your review on this one...it's on my TBR! 😊 5mo
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Updates for the first 2 days of #20in4 ! Happy to be making progress on all 4 of the books I chose for the weekend. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 5mo
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Joining in on the #20in4 readathon this weekend, hosted by @Andrew65 ! Hoping to finish a few more reads before the end of the month, and going with a mix of fantasy and romance.

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 5mo
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I finished the #botm 2021 reading challenge! Particularly excited bc I didn't manage to complete the challenge in 2020. Excited for my socks in the next box!

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
BrittanyReads Yay! Congrats! I just finished too!! 🧦 5mo
Soubhiville Yay! Congratulations! 5mo
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WJCintron 👏 👏 😃 5mo
tokorowilliamwallace I didn't realize there was a BOTM reading challenge....

Where do I find it on the website/my account? Is it just documenting and marking what you have read of what you have ordered on there?
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Beachesnbooks @tokorowilliamwallace Yes, it keeps track of all the books you pick and then you can mark them as read & rate them! If you have the BOTM app it's under the "bookshelf" tab! 1mo
tokorowilliamwallace @Beachesnbooks, yes I realized it knows what's on your bookshelf, because it asks me all the time to go ahead and rate what I've ordered. But what's the reading challenge part of it? Is there something else you have to do? 1mo
Beachesnbooks @tokorowilliamwallace The reading challenge is just how many BOTM books you read in a given year, how many are debuts, and different genres. If you read the set number of books in each of those categories, you win a prize (this year was socks). The app tracks those automatically when you mark books as read. 1mo
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August TBR!

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Witches Get Stitches | Juliette Cross
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July wrap-up! No 5⭐️ books unfortunately, but some 4⭐️ books I really loved (Witches Get Stitches, Eve Brown, Reasons to Stay Alive, For the Wolf). Finished 12 books total, which is a really good amount for me. Hoping for 5⭐️s in August 🤞🤞🤞

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Loved this month's #botm picks! I may have gone overboard; I initially was just going to get the top 2, but The Inheritance sounded great as well so I ended up adding it 🤣

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Winter's Orbit | Everina Maxwell
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This crazy stack is all the physical books I've read so far in 2021! (have read 59 books total, but some are audio/ebooks). plenty of #botm picks too!

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
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Plain Bad Heroines | Emily Danforth
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June wrap-up! 🥇was definitely Plain Bad Heroines by Emily Danforth, which I LOVED! I focused on books featuring LGBTQIA+ authors and/or main characters, and really enjoyed almost everything I read. 🥈Kit Webb; 🥉Somebody's Daughter or maybe Conventionally Yours!

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Witches Get Stitches | Juliette Cross
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July TBR! I have a few eARCs I need to get to, as well as a few newer releases. July is also my birthday month, so I'm hoping to love at least some of these!

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None of the #botm picks or available member faves appealed to me this month. Fingers crossed for better picks in August!

Reviewsbylola Don‘t get me wrong, I filled my box, but I agree. Not overly excited about the July picks. 7mo
JamieArc I skipped too, there there is an add-on that I really want to read. My bank account always appreciates a skipped month 😊 7mo
Kimberlone I was very close to skipping but decided to get this one on a whim. If Survive the Night had been a pick instead of an add on I probably would have picked it instead. 7mo
The_Heeler_Booklife I did pick two picks, but I didn‘t think this month was amazing. 7mo
MaleficentBookDragon I skipped too. Oh well, maybe next month. 7mo
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June TBR! This month I'm focusing on books featuring LGBTQIA+ authors and/or main characters. #tbr I've started the first two pictured here already & am enjoying so far.

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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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I think this is the first month of 2021 that I ended up with 3 #botm picks! These were all on my tbr, so I'm pretty happy. I'm also interested in the TJR and The Maidens, but not planning on urgently picking them up so I'll wait on those. So excited for One Last Stop!!!

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Writers & Lovers | Lily King
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May wrap-up!
Finished: 13 books (a LOT for me!)
ARCs: Neon Gods by Katee Robert (modern Hades & Persephone romance, really enjoyed!)
Faves: Writers & Lovers, Disfigured, The Body Myth, Rosaline Palmer
Least favorite: The Ex Talk

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Neon Gods | Katee Robert
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3 books I'm hoping to finish before the end of May! I love starting a new month with a fresh currently reading stack 📚 So far, I'm enjoying all 3, although it's weird for me to be reading 3 romance books at once; usually I like to be reading from multiple genres.

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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston

I know that the #botm picks likely won't be up until probably next week, but it doesn't stop me from being impatient and hoping that the tagged book is a pick! Anyone else?

nitalibrarian I'm hoping this one is a BOTM too. 8mo
The_Heeler_Booklife Loved this book! I had an arc. I‘m thinking the books will be up tomorrow or Saturday. 8mo
Beachesnbooks @The_Heeler_Booklife I hope so! I was thinking they might not til Tues with the holiday but fingers crossed for sooner! 🤞 8mo
The_Heeler_Booklife @Beachesnbooks I‘m just hoping they post around 12 am est so I can make my box at my time, which would be 10 pm mst. If not then hopefully it‘s up by the time I wake up tomorrow for work. 8mo
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Writers & Lovers | Lily King
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May TBR! Adding in a re-read of Six of Crows since I loved the Shadow & Bone show so much.

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Tender: Stories | Sofia Samatar
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April wrap-up! (not pictured: The Princess Trap by Talia Hibbert.) I finished 9 books and my favs were Tender by Sofia Samatar, Winter's Orbit by Everina Maxwell, and Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews. 1 botm book and 3 2021 releases

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Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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Just one for me this month; I wasn't super wowed by the options. I was really hoping for One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston being available early (it comes out 6/1 i think) but fingers crossed for next month. #botm

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Blood Heir | Ilona Andrews
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TBR for @DeweysReadathon today! Anyone else participating?? #readathon

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My tentative April TBR! Will probably try to pick up at least one BOTM title also. #tbr

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Super excited that the new Emily Henry was a pick! Can't wait to read it. Have heard amazing things about Caste snd have been picking up a lot of nonfiction lately. Definitely would have also added Love in Color but I already requested from the publisher. #botm

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Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Great reading month in March! Finished 9 books and faves were Black Sun, Transcendent Kingdom, and Fables & Other Lies. Read 2 books from the Women's Prize longlist, 1 #botm , and 1 read for the tome topple readathon (book with 500+ pages).

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Fables and Other Lies | Claire Contreras
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This was the perfect book for my current reading mood! It has all the things: supernatural elements, a Gothic atmosphere, local mythology, mystery, and forbidden romance. Definitely going to be picking up more from this author!

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Halfway done with my #botm reading challenge!

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
TheNeverendingTBR Which app is this? 10mo
Beachesnbooks @TheNeverendingTBR It's from the Book of the Month app! 10mo
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And Again: A Novel | Jessica Chiarella
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March TBR! I've got a good variety here with a short story collection, a NetGalley eARC, a BOTM title, and 2 long fantasy books I've been really looking forward to.

BookNAround I really liked And Again. 11mo
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Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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Feb reading wrap-up! I finished 9 books, most of them great. Faves were Legendborn, Mediocre, and The Space Between Worlds.

BrittanyReads Thinking of getting The Space Between Worlds in my botm box this month!! I've been on the fence! 11mo
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Loved this one! Great, character-driven scifi featuring the multiverse theory, a suspicious tech company, elements reminiscient of Mad Max:Fury Road, and a protagonist determined to survive even though her selves on other worlds have almost all died. #botm

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Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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Feb TBR! I've already started several of these, but I'm not sure where my reading will go after that. I want to read at least one of my eARCs from NetGalley (Down Comes the Night) and a few of these (Legendborn, Fates & Furies, and Honey Girl) will count for the #botm reading challenge.

The_Heeler_Booklife I‘m reading Legendborn now and got Honey Girl in my BOTM. 12mo
BrittanyReads I just finished Legendborn and LOVED it! 11mo
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January reading wrap-up! I made it through 10 books this month, my favorite of which was The Office of Historical Corrections. I've made a solid start on my #botm reading challenge with 3 books and also read two 2021 eARCs. Overall a great reading month!

Reviewsbylola Great month! 12mo
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Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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Am I crazy, or are there only 2 new add-on options for #botm this month other than the main 5 picks?
I'm really excited for Honey Girl but was hoping for some add-on options...

The_Heeler_Booklife I felt like there weren‘t a lot of new add ons. 12mo
Lissa00 I was kind of disappointed with the add-ons, considering how many good books come out in February. And no non-fiction at all. 12mo
Megabooks I was disappointed by the add ons as well. 12mo
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I was expecting to skip December, but when I saw that Roxane Gay gave the tagged book 5⭐️ on Goodreads and called the author "the finest short story writer working today," it was a no-brainer. And the add-ons were on my tbr, so now I ended up with 3 books again. ? #botm

Traci1 What happens if you skip a month? Do they just not charge you for the next month or do you get 2 credits? 14mo
Beachesnbooks @Traci1 If you skip, your credit rolls over to the next month! 14mo
hermyknee Yes!!! I‘m reading (listening actually) Legendborn now and it‘s SO GOOD!! 14mo
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Spoiler Alert | Olivia Dade
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October reading wrap-up! No 5⭐️ reads for me this month, but 4 very solid 4⭐️ reads: Rage, Spoiler Alert, Landscape with Invisible Hand, and You Had Me at Hola.

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My #bookhaul this month is going to be out of control 😂 I ordered a bunch of books online in September that are just getting here now, and combined with #botm , my tbr is exploding.

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Melmoth | Sarah Perry
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October TBR! 🎃👻☠️🦇🍂

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I ended up getting 3 books again--that's 2 months in a row! #botm

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Currently reading a mystery/thriller to kick off my fall reading (I like to read seasonally and mystery/thrillers just seem like fall!). I'm enjoying it so far, particularly the characters and sense of place.

Linsy Beautiful pic! 1y
ChasingOm I like mystery/thrillers in the fall too! Your background is beautiful!!! 1y
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